CV

Curriculam Vitae

HARUNA OKAWA

PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:               Haruna Okawa

Nationality :      Japan

E-mail:             info[at]harunaokawa.com

LANGUAGES

Japanese:   Native

English:       Fluent (IELTS 7.5)

Arabic:         Intermidiate

German:      Intermidiate

EDUCATION

Sept. 2017 – Sept 2018: MAS in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

April 2013 – March 2017: B.A. in Policy Management (Keio University, Japan)

Sept. 2014 – April 2015: Exchange Program (University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Software Skills:

Rhinoceros, Grasshopper (with Kangaroo ,galapagos, etc), V-ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Processing, Arduino,Ecotect, Autodesk CFD, Python, Dynamo, MS-Office

Physical Skills:

Physical Computing (Sensoring and Actuation Technique), General Digital Fabrication (such as 3D Printing, CNC milling, and Laser cutter), Architectural Model-Making

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

April 2016- Intern, FabLab Kannai, a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship.

Instructed visitors how to use different machines (3d printers and laser cutters) and organized small Fablab events such as “FabLab Lunch Session for non-members”

Sept.2015-Jan.2016 Intern, Noiz Architects,an architect office whose work stretches from pdoducts to buildings embracing digital technology

Contributed to a residential project, a museum project, and competition proposal projects by creating parts of 3D  models both virtually (Rhino and Grasshopper) and physically.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Apr.2015-Mar.2017

Yasushi Ikeda lab:“Environmental Design with Cmputational method,”

Assisted with the following projects :

“Rapid-Prototyping Project,” used large-scale CNC milling machine, laser cutters, and 3d printers for prototyping products

“Drone Project,” used drones to do 3d scanning with photogrammetry software

“Digital Construction Project,” desinged schemes, simulation tools, and robots

Aug.2015

Hiroya Tanaka Lab: “Social Fabrication Laboratory -Digital Fabrication * Internet for innovations in Frontiers-,

Assisted with FABrick Beehive Project “3d printed PLA pavilion for urban bee-keeping”

Responsible for desiging and 3d modeling (Rhino and Grasshoper)

Mar.2014-Aug.2014

Hiroto Kobayashi Lab: “Urban Rural Re-Design: Visualizing the Power of Place by Design,”

Contributed to “Philippines Plywood House Project”

Served as a project manager and facilitated communication among local residents, local government, FabLab Bohol, and Keio team

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Mar.2014                   CAADRIA 2014 Workshop,  “Holistic Creativity”

Mar.2014-Jul.2014    Joint workshop with SCI-Arc, Hosei, u-Tokyo, “Tokyo Emakimono

Jul.2014                    SmartGeometry 2014 Workshop, “Spaces in Experience”

May.2015                  Glass Pavilion Workshop,  AGC Glass Studio

Mar.2016                   EDGE Program Workshop,

Mar.2016                   Robots in Architecture 2016 Workshop, “Interactive 3d-printing”

Aug.2016                   Fab12 Symposium

Sep.2016                  Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Workshop Calibrated and

                                Interactive Modelling of Form-Active Hybrid Structures and Poster

Presentation ”Component-Based Adaptive Shell Structure”

Sep.2016                 Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing

                               Techniques, (PACT) Presentation, “Sand Forming by Wind-Directing

                               Robot.”

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Computer Aided Analysis to Understand the Behavior of a Modular Chained Block.” Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design. (PDF)

Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Friction-Based Adaptive Shell Structure.” Advances in Architectural Geometry. Posters(PDF)

Tachikawa, Hiroyuki., Yasui, Tomohiro., Tsushima, Nao., Okawa, Haruna., Tanaka, Hiroya.,

and Masuyama, Emu. 2016. “FABrick Beehive.” Advances in Architectural Geometry., Posters

Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “The Computational Study of Sand Dune Architecture

– Pre-simulation for Sand Forming with Wind-Directing Robots –” Parallelism in Architecture, Environment, and Computing Techniques. 

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Enhancing Development of Global Entrepreneur Program, Keio

Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2016 (¥910,000)

“Exploration of in situ Multi-Agent Robotic Fabrication Process and Its Applications”